Tuesday Index

Colorado researchers discover acidic gas found in cigarette smoke is also a component found in wildfire smoke (Denver Post).

In Colorado Springs, voters will elect a strong mayor today (Gazette, KRDO, KKTV). Locations to turn in ballots are open until 7 PM (KOAA, KRDO, KXRM). The Warrior Games open (Gazette, KOAA). A mill levy override and a bump in enrollment help D-20's budget, but the district still faces significant cuts (Gazette). D-49 defends attorney fees (KRDO).

In Pueblo, flights to Las Vegas are not proving profitable (Chieftain). As a facility in Utah destroys the last of its stored mustard agent, a similar process is set to start in 2015 in Pueblo (Chieftain). The Pueblo Depot Authority gets a new chief executive (Chieftain). The Pueblo City School Board is set to vote on a budget that contains more than $6 million in cuts (Chieftain). OSHA cites the Vestas wind tower plant (Chieftain).

In Trinidad, council hears a proposal for a natural gas rate increase (Trinidad Times-Independent). A teachers union says the group did not approve a policy bypass regarding in-house hiring (Trinidad Times-Independent). The city and Las Animas County look to make improvements to the area's emergency 911 system (Trinidad Times-Independent).

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